The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. Altogether, HEDIS consists of 75 measures across 8 domains of care. Because so many plans collect HEDIS data, and because the measures are so specifically defined, HEDIS makes it possible to compare the performance of health plans on an "apples-to-apples" basis.
What is HEDIS? How Measures are developed
NQF-endorsed consensus standards for ambulatory care, representing an initial set of ambulatory care voluntary consensus standards, conducted under "Phase 2" of NQF's ambulatory care work.
List of Measures
Find out more regarding activities the Quality Measurement staff has been involved in, including submitting measures for NQF Endorsement and working with CMS on Physician Specialty measures. This section also includes information about the California Pay for Performance (P4P) program and the CHIPRA Core Set of Measures.
Pay for Performance
Other Measurement Activities
Relative Resource Use
CHIPRA Core Set Measures
ACO Measures Pilot Project
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2012 RRU Data Architecture Redesign Memo
General Principles for RRU Data Architecture
The noted surgeon and author's thoughts on NCQA and quality measurement.